He has entertained people on the big screen and he loves to entertain his kids during storytime too.
Funny guy Adam Sandler has been making us laugh for years with his romantic comedies. His romantic comedies have been progressive in their storyline as much as his personal life. In The Wedding Singer or 50 First Dates or Big Daddy, we saw a young man trying to woo his lady love while also grappling with leaving his younger self behind. His other films like Grown Ups and Blended, have shown us the value of family and the need for having people we love close to us. While the latest film, Murder Mystery, with Jennifer Aniston, showed us a mature couple, childless, living out a fantasy vacation.
But while staying busy to do so much, he has held the thread to his marriage strongly. Given how long he took to propose to model-actress Jacqueline Titone, he comes across as a careful man. And, a careful man would necessarily be more deliberate with his relationships. He has a loving family and making sure that they stay happy is one of his priorities. The couple has been going strong for 20 years now. They have two daughters, Sadie, 12, and Sunny, 10.
The couple was actually introduced by a friend of Adam's. She had made her debut in the comedy Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo, starring Rob Schneider. He introduced her to Sandler and she also appeared in one of his biggest hitmakers Big Daddy, as well as Little Nicky and Eight Crazy Nights. The couple was soon married on June 22, 2003 with their best friends present there. He was 36 and she 28. He had dressed his dog, Meatball, in a tux and the furry friend was also there at the wedding, according to the Sioux City Journal.
One of the most heartwarming things Jackie did for him is converting to his faith. The actor/producer/writer has always been vocal about his faith, Judaism. After they got married, Jackie converted to Judaism as she was born Christian. Since then, they have had a solid run, with Jackie and his daughters making appearances in his films. She is a loving and supporting wife with a great sense of humor too.
He said that while Drew Barrymore, one of his closest friends, and he were filming Blended in 2014, his wife encouraged him to kiss Drew with more passion. “We’re doing a nice romantic scene and I think I’m doing pretty great being as romantic as I can be and then like; OK, moving on, let’s go, that was great Drew. Good job,” the comedian said, according to Heavy.com. “And I’m walking away and I just see my wife like (shaking her head), “What’s the matter? Just please, for the sake of women, get in there and just look a little more alive’,” he added. “I’s like the best thing is that my wife loves Drew so much that she like encourages me. There’s no jealousy at all. She’s just like get in there!”
The couple welcomed their first daughter, Sadie, in May 2006 and Sunny in November 2008. Just like his Blended character, Adam is a loving father but far less grumpy. When they were younger, he would slip into costume much like his Big Daddy character.
"You would be surprised at how good I look in a ball gown," he told The Irish Examiner. In 2014, the proud daddy told HuffPost that his children have affected his lifestyle a lot. He's even dressed up as Disney princesses for his kids.
"My kids give me the most joy, but there are life adjustments. I don’t go out to meet anyone after 9:30 at night. I eat dinner at six or seven," he revealed. "If someone makes me stay out until 10:30 at night, I’m angry the entire next day because I’m exhausted.”
He also makes time for children during their lunchtime at school. "The best thing about my kids' school is you can show up any day you want and have lunch with your kids. But you better show up with an In-N-Out burger," Sandler said when his children were 8 and 5 years old. He further added, "Same night, the kids won't want to go to bed. My best parental technique is to look shocked and say, 'Go to bed. Don't you remember the In-N-Out Burger!"
He has been narrated how wildly they have failed when they tried to resist the daily routine that having children forces upon them. They just wanted to stay up and catch a movie together to have some alone time but one of them ditched.
"This is wild. Last night, my wife and I were falling asleep at 8 and we said, 'No, we're not giving into this sleep. Maybe we should go see a movie after the kids fall asleep.' Well, the kids weren't falling. I'm in one room saying, 'Twenty more minutes until they fall asleep. The next thing I know, I walk out of that room and my wife and my other daughter are curled up sleeping. I'm up half the night with the other one. Welcome to parenthood," said he.
Quite wild for a parent of elementary school-going kids!
Now, his oldest is going to be a teen soon and when she talks about boys it makes him jumpy. “You know, I drive around with [Sadie and] her friends and I hear them talking about boys now … it’s amazing, the feelings I had about the same boys five years ago," Adam told Ellen Degeneres. "When they would mention the kid’s name, I’d be like, ‘I love that kid.' Now ... I get very jumpy."
There is still a long way for him to go and learn to deal with kids going off to college and his little girls getting married sometime in the future. Lots of changes are still yet to come for his little family. But, given how great a father he is already he is going to take everything in his stride.